|Plot Summary of From Where I'm Standing|
|"Simone Carter is a 30 year old neurosurgeon whose father was killed in a violent family store robbery. She also has to deal with her two brothers Sammy and Chris who are doing time for drug selling, assault, and possession. Although she is very sucessful in her career, her personal life is crumbling.
When Chris later dies as well, her mental state is stretched to the limit. Afraid that he will eventually leave her too, she rejects her boyfriend Cedric's marriage proposal and completely cuts him off. Simone begins to see everyone as a potential threat to her sanity. She is forced to take time away from her practice and is finally convinced by her best friend Janae to seek therapy.
In therapy she meets Kevin, who falls in love with her. She believes she's found someone who understands what she's gone through. But when she finds out the truth about Kevin, she is taken to another level of self-awareness and trust."
Nikki Thomas, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of From Where I'm Standing|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
Battle with a psychiatrist
- mental illness
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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